The urban jewel of Catalonia always gives reasons for travellers to plan some days scrolling along the Barceloneta beach promenade, glimpsing at the eclectic and eccentric buildings as well as tasting all the delicious, locally-sourced, food. As the long and warm days have finally arrived, LUXOS provides you with a list of seafood experience that will meet even the highest of expectations.
Located in Poblenou, a Barcelona district little touched by tourism, this homely restaurant specialises in seafood rice dishes that are much loved by city natives. Once a meal house for fisherman and workers, Els Pescadors uses locally-sourced ingredients and products and serves up dishes reflecting its philosophy that cooking requires patience and calmness.
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Five minutes’ walk from Plaça Espana and just off the hectic Avenue de Parallel, Pakta is among Poblesec’s best-kept secrets and a must-visit if you’re craving a culinary adventure. Fusing Japanese and Peruvian flavours and techniques, the restaurant’s tasting menu takes you through two-dozen dishes featuring everything from sea urchin nigiri to ceviche with kumquats.
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Serving up scintillating seafood for more than 30 years, this eatery offers both à la carte options and a scrumptious tasting menu. Michelin inspectors cited goose barnacles, lamprey, oysters and tuna as among the culinary treasures that diners can discover in this Poblesec institution that’s next door to Patka. Sourced from the Atlantic and Mediterranean, the dishes are based on traditional favourites.
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